Gary Bhojwani

President, CNO Financial Group

Director since May 2017

Gary Bhojwani was named President of CNO Financial Group in April 2016. In this role, he oversees the profitable growth of CNO's three business segments: Bankers Life, Colonial Penn, and Washington National, along with having responsibilities for Marketing, Communications, Underwriting and New Business. On May 16, 2017, Bhojwani was named CEO Successor, to be effective January 1, 2018, upon the retirement of Ed Bonach.

Prior to joining CNO, Bhojwani was a member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE from 2012 to 2015. He was Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America from 2007 to 2012, and was President of Commercial Business, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company from 2004 to 2007. Bhojwani was Chief Executive Officer of Lincoln General Insurance Company from 2002 to 2004, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Avalon Risk Management from 1998 to 2002, and President, Trade Insurance Services from 1995 to 1997.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in actuarial science from the University of Illinois and a Masters in Business Administration, with dual concentrations in finance and marketing, from the University of Chicago.

Bhojwani is a current board member of Allina Health, Hormel Foods, Minneapolis Institute of Art, American Council of Life Insurers, and America's Health Insurance Plans; and a past board member of Financial Services Roundtable and U.S. Chamber of Commerce.


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